The Dixie Demons will be playing at the Royal Canadian Legion on Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 2pm to 5 pm. Please note the new address as the Legion has moved. The new location is 316 Marsland Drive in Waterloo. Please click Here to see a map and directions.
This should be a great concert with lots of high energy playing from all the members of the band. Hope to see you there!
This Monday, Dec 15, 2014, BrassAckwards will be performing at 3030 Dundas West in Toronto. We will be playing some really great arrangements and compositions including Instant Christmas by Brad Harrison. Please check out this video from last year’s concert and come and hear us if you can!
Last evening, (Dec 1, 2014) I had the great pleasure of performing with the Neufeld Occhipinti Jazz Orchestra at The Rex Hotel and Jazz Bar in Toronto. NOJO is a 16 piece ensemble that performs original charts composed by co-leaders Paul Neufeld and Michael Occhipinti.
Last night we performed all the charts from the band’s JUNO nominated album entitled You are Here. Many of the original musicians were on hand for the gig and the charts sound as fresh today as when we first performed them over a decade ago. The original CD features Don Byron as guest artist and is well worth a listen.
Thanks for checking out my first foray into the world of blogging!
I am a music educator and tuba player working in the Toronto area. I am very fortunate to have had the chance to play various flavours of jazz tuba with a number of phenomenally talented musicians. Bands that I am currently playing with include the Dixie Demons, who play what I would call trad jazz with attitude,(Ross Wooldridge on clarinet, Steve Crowe on trumpet, Dan Douglas on trombone, Chris Lamont on drums) and the Brian Barlow Brass and Drums (2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba and percussion). Brian writes phenomenal charts and the musicians in the band (Russ Little on trombone, Chase Sanborn, Brian O’Kane on trumpet and Brian Barlow on percussion) are marvelous players.
I really enjoy playing with NOJO. The Neufeld Occipinti Jazz Orchestra is once again a 16 piece ensemble after a few years as a 9 piece band and it really cooks thanks to great players and the innovative charts provided by co-leaders Paul Neufeld and Michael Occipinti.
I round out my playing with various corporate events, private functions and by performing with several brass quintets which are active in the Toronto area.